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General Knowledge ke Question
No.-1. Monatomic ions have ___
Answer: One atom.
No.-2. Taiwan lies on which line of latitude?
Answer: Tropic of Cancer.
No.-3. Who published the first translation of the Bible into English?
Answer: Miles Coverdale.
No.-4. Of the six vanished ancient Wonders of the World, which was the last to disappear?
Answer: The Lighthouse of Alexandria.
No.-5. Nagasaki can be found on Japan’s southwesternmost island. What is the island’s name?
No.-6. Which of Chaucer’s well-known works is unfinished?
Answer: The Canterbury Tales.
No.-7. The fastest insect is the deer bot fly. What is its fastest speed?
Answer: 90 mph.
No.-8. What is Pakistan’s capital city?
No.-9. In history, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago established a peace between Mexico and which other country?
Answer: United States of America.
No.-10. The centre of a solar system is a:
No.-11. Salsette island lies near which coastal Indian city?
No.-12. In what year was the U.S. Monroe Doctrine introduced?
No.-13. What is a synapse?
Answer: A gap between nerve cells.
No.-14. What do you call a grouping of coyote?
Answer: A band of coyote.
No.-15. What is the second smallest country (after Suriname) in South America?
No.-16. What was Doc Holiday’s real name?
Answer: James Henry Holiday.
No.-17. Which period of music was perfected by J. S. Bach, featuring exquisite ornamentation and lasting from about 1600 – 1750?
Answer: The Baroque Period.
No.-18. For what crime was Al Capone finally convicted?
Answer: Tax evasion.
No.-19. Who discovered the molecule?
Answer: Amadeus Avogadro.
No.-20. Where were Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey beheaded?
Answer: Tower of London.
No.-21. Which country lies on both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn?
No.-22. At sea level, with a temperature of 70° Fahrenheit, approximately how fast does sound travel through the air?
Answer: 770 mph.
No.-23. In which direction does the Amazon river flow?
No.-24. Amu is the abbreviation for atomic mass unit. True or False?
No.-25. Which Italian city lies on the Adriatic Sea?
No.-26. Who was Atahualpa?
Answer: Last Inca Emperor of Peru.
No.-27. Who was the only president to fight in the Spanish-American war?
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt.
No.-28. The first Roman landing in Britain was led by Julius Caesar and happened in what year?
Answer: 55 B.C.
No.-29. Who was the author of the book Medea?
No.-30. Who was the teacher who died when the space shuttle Challenger exploded?
Answer: Christa McAuliffe.
No.-31. The component distinguishing the Latin American city is?
Answer: A commercial spine.
No.-32. What Shakespeare character says “Good night, sweet prince” to Hamlet?
No.-33. What island is Pearl Harbor on?
Answer: Hawaiian Island of Oahu.
No.-34. Lichens are not classified as plants because:
Answer: They are two organisms – alga and fungus.
No.-35. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics?
Answer: Nogano, Japan.
No.-36. What Tasmanian governor gave his name to a port, mountain range, river and lake?
Answer: Sir George Arthur.
No.-37. According to Greek mythology Who was the son of Zeus strongest of mortals?
No.-38. The air around a planet is its:
No.-39. Which country was first to grant women the right to vote?
Answer: New Zealand.
No.-40. Mel Brooks does not act in this film:
Answer: Young Frankenstein.
GK Questions in English
No.-41. What kind of an organism is a truffle?
No.-42. “That’s not writing; it’s typing” was one American author’s comment on another’s work. Who was talking about whom? (Answer: author on author)
Answer: Truman Capote on Jack Kerouac.
No.-43. Which Indian city is farthest north?
No.-44. The lightest gas is:
No.-45. In language, what “E” is the honorary title given to a professor in retirement?
No.-46. Which founding member of the Rolling Stones left the band in 1992?
Answer: Bill Wyman.
No.-47. Georgian Bay is part of which Great Lake?
Answer: Lake Huron.
No.-48. Is an aberration a distorted /defect optical image?
No.-49. Igneous rocks that cool deep beneath the earth’s surface are:
No.-50. Fleas would win a gold medal for jumping at the Insect Olympics. How high can they jump?
Answer: 200 times their body length.
No.-51. On which river is Baton Rouge?
No.-52. The satellite that orbits a planet is a:
No.-53. The Donetsk mining and industrial region lies in which country?
No.-54. Antarctica contains 70% of the world’s fresh water. True or False?
No.-55. The movement of water from the tree roots up to the leaves is by:
Answer: Capillary action.
No.-56. Which U.S. state was first to elect a woman to Congress?
No.-57. The scientific study of insects is known as:
No.-58. What do you call a grouping of cranes?
Answer: A sedge or siege of cranes.
General Knowledge Questions in English
No.-59. Vieques Island is part of which territory?
Answer: Puerto Rico.
No.-60. The capital city of a state is not always the largest city in the state. What are the capital cities of the following states: Kentucky? Wisconsin? Vermont? Pennsylvania? California? Washington?
Answer: Frankfort, Kentucky; Madison, Wisconsin; Montpelier, Vermont; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Sacramento, California; and Olympia, Washington.
No.-61. Which period of music saw the prominence of church music fade as orchestral music blossomed, lasting from the period of about 1750 to 1825?
Answer: The Classical Period.
No.-62. Who founded the state of Taiwan in 1949?
Answer: Chiang Kai-shek.
No.-63. What secondary school has produced the most Nobel Prize winners in Science?
Answer: Bronx High School of Science, New York.
No.-64. Where is the Basque region of Spain?
No.-65. What is the speed of sound through water as opposed to through air?
Answer: 4 times faster.
No.-66. In which direction does the Sphinx face?
No.-67. Which country is directly north of Belgium?
No.-68. Which Anglo-Saxon rebel had the nickname “the Wake”?
No.-69. Who were the only two presidents to fight in World War I?
Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman.
No.-70 . The Canaanites were one of the two main groups that made up the Phoenician civilization. Who was the other group?
No.-71. Who was the author of the book Absalom, Absalom
Answer: William Faulkner.
No.-72. Who was the father of Cleopatra’s twins?
Answer: Mark Antony.
No.-73. Which city started as an island village?
No.-74. In literature, The Bourne Identity is on of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers written by what author?
Answer: Robert Ludlum.
No.-75. What is the largest US state east of the Mississippi?
General Knowledge Questions
No.-76. The type of symmetry where an organism can be divided into equal parts along radii is:
No.-77. Which South American country is a member of OPEC?
No.-78. Tandoori is a populart style of cooking that originated in:
No.-79. What profession did Mortimer Lewis achieve fame in?
No.-80. Who was a wise centaur?
No.-81. The gravity of a planet compared with the gravity of the sun is much:
No.-82. Which country is not considered one of the “economic tigers” of the Pacific Rim?
No.-83. What is kohlrabi?
No.-84. In Celsius, what is the boiling point of water?
No.-85. Which is the largest Roman amphitheater in the world?
Answer: The Coliseum (Rome).
No.-86. One famous American poet was a West Point cadet. Who was he?
Answer: Edgar Allen Poe.
No.-87. What day was the last speech Dr. King gave the day before his death?
Answer: April 3, 1968.
No.-88. In which country is Darjeeling, known of one of the finest views on the planet?
No.-89. Compounds that share electrons when the atoms bond are:
No.-90. What twenty-foot-long missile that cruises at subsonic speeds shares its name with a hatchetlike Native American fighting axe?
Answer: The Tomahawk.
No.-91. Based on GNP per capita, what is the world’s richest country?
No.-92. What was the name of Leonard Bernstein’s first musical?
Answer: On the Town.
GK Questions Answer
No.-93. Catadioptric is another name for a rich field telescope. True or False?
No.-94. Igneous rocks that cool quickly from lava are called:
No.-95. Which body of water can be found in the Mediterranean Sea?
Answer: Tyrrhenian Sea.
No.-97. What word did Picasso define as ‘a lie that makes us realize the truth’?
No.-98. Who was the first to sail around the Cape of Good Hope?
Answer: Vasco De Gamma.
No.-99. According to the 1990 U.S. Census, the four largest metropolitan areas (in order) are?
Answer: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C.
No.-100. Developed at Scotland’s Roslin Institute, what is the name of the world’s first cloned sheep?